Human Services in Contemporary America / Edition 9

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Overview

Reflecting the latest policy and practice changes, HUMAN SERVICES IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA, 9th Edition uses a unique multidisciplinary approach to deliver a comprehensive overview of the helping field, its available programs, and the practical skills workers can employ. Completely current, the book illustrates how recent governmental policy shifts impact the way human services professionals work. Its presentation of the history and practice of human services through the lens of a social problems and policy perspective is truly unique. As you progress through chapters, you'll see how social, economic, and political issues may affect you as a human services worker as well as the people you serve. Both practical and relevant, the book is packed with captivating, real-life examples that highlight personal experiences as well as options available to legislators (such as national health care). It also provides invaluable information on selected careers within the field, including training and licensing requirements.

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Gives a realistic and multidisciplinary understanding of the helping professions, looking at the many roles of human services, people who seek help, and programs available to those in need. There is a strong focus on social policy issues and their impact on workers and clients. This fifth edition contains new material on career paths, managed care, welfare reform, and the disparity between rich and poor. Burger chairs the department of behavioral sciences and human services at Kingsborough Community College, where Youkeles is professor emeritus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285083667
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/11/2013
  • Series: HSE 110 Introduction to Human Services Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 234,629
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

William Burger is a professor at Kingsborough Community College and serves as the department chair for the human services program. He is a well-known figure within the human services field and has published several articles.

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Table of Contents

1. Human Services in the United States Today. 2. Groups in Need. 3. Human Services in Historical Perspective. 4. Theoretical Perspectives. 5. The Human Services Worker. 6. Careers in Human Services. 7. Social Policy. 8. Prevention in Human Services. 9. Current Controversies and Issues.

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